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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Is there a new blockade-breaking ship from Algeria to Gaza?

JPost reports:

Another aid ship meant to break the IDF naval blockade on Gaza sailed out of Algeria, Channel 10 reported on Thursday.

The ship reportedly left Algeria in the early afternoon, and is sponsored by the government. Religious and political figures are on the vessel, along with food, and educational and medical supplies.

The ship was organized by the Muslim wise men organization in Algeria, and funded by business men, according to Channel 10. The organizers said the ship's purpose is to "show identification with the Palestinian nation."

However, according to this Algerian paper, the ship is headed to El Arish, Egypt where the aid will be transferred into Gaza via Rafah.

I cannot find the ship's name, to be able to track its progress.